Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Panel Discussion Organized by Professor Arunabh Ghosh; co-sponsored with Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Korea Institute, Mittal South Asia Institute
Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Presentation; co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute
Ben Bartlett Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
Dr. Bartlett holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Earlham College, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Waseda University, and the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. His working papers have addressed measurement of power and capabilities in cyberspace; Japan’s industrial policy and cybersecurity; and territorial conflict and disputes. During the 2018-19 academic year, Dr. Bartlett will conduct research on Japan's cyber security promotion efforts in Southeast Asia.
Chaired by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation.
Harvard Asia Center Science and Technology Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
Professor Soyoung Suh Department of History and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Dartmouth College
Soyoung Suh graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2007 with a thesis entitled “Korean Medicine between the Local and the Universal: 1600-1945.” Her dissertation examines the rise of an indigenous identity in medicine, which was intertwined with regionalism, nationalism and colonialism. After spending one year at Harvard...
Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Todd Henry Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at San Diego
Todd Henry (Ph.D., UCLA, 2006; Associate Professor) is a specialist of modern Korea with a focus on the period of Japanese rule (1905-1945) and its postcolonial afterlives. A social and cultural historian interested in global forces that (re)produce lived spaces, he examines cross-border processes that link South Korea, North Korea, Japan, and the US in the creation of “Hot War” militarisms, the transpacific practice of medical science, and the embodied experiences of hetero-patriarchal capitalism. Dr. Henry’s first book, Assimilating Seoul (UC Press, 2014), addressed the violent but contested role of public spaces in colonial Korea. He has also written several related articles on questions of place, race, and nation in colonizing and decolonizing movements on the peninsula. Currently, Dr. Henry is completing his second book, entitled The Profit of Queerness. This study of authoritarian development in Cold War South Korea (1948-1993) examines the ideological functions and subcultural dynamics of queerness as they relate to middlebrow journalism and sexual science, anti-communist modes of kinship and citizenship, and globalized discourses and practices of the “sexual revolution.” A sample of this new work appears in his edited volume, Queer Korea (Duke UP, 2019). A third book will explore how the pre-WWII history of imperialism and militarism in the Asia-Pacific region informed articulations of virile masculinity and practices of gay sex tourism in postwar Japan and across its former empire. Dr. Henry has received two Fulbright grants (Kyoto University, 2004-2005; Hanyang and Ewha Womans Universities, 2013), two fellowships from the Korea Foundation (Seoul National University, 2003-2004; Harvard University, 2008-2009), and one fellowship from the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Seoul National University, 2019). At UCSD, he is an affiliate faculty member of Critical Gender Studies and Science Studies. From 2013 until 2018, Dr. Henry served as the inaugural director of Transnational Korean Studies, the recipient of a $600,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies as a Core University Program for Korean Studies.
Chaired by Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
Generously supported by the Min Young-Chul Memorial Fund at the Korea Institute.